Petition update

Incredible news! James is out of hospital, his care is funded!

Bronwyn Pascoe
Australia

Dec 15, 2014 — We're so relieved to tell you that the government have listened. James is now out of hospital, in supported accommodation – and unshackled from that awful bed.

We couldn't have got here without you. Thank you so much to all 66,000 of you who've signed our change.org petition. This wouldn't of happened without your help.

We'd spent years fighting DHS to not neglect James' care. All we got was silence. It spiralled into James being shackled to a bed, with no help in sight.

But you helped bring his treatment to light, The Age, 7 News, Herald Sun, UK and NZ media all covered James' story. It forced Daniel Andrews and Victorian Disability Minister Martin Foley to respond and meet us.

For once, today is a good day. We can finally start help James get his life back on track now that he's in supported accommodation. We can't thank you enough.

We really hope that the new Disability Minister Martin Foley took in James' story and is re-evaluating how the government treats people with autism. If you've got similar stories to ours, I'd urge you to write to the Minister to help show him this isn't an isolated incident: martin.foley@parliament.vic.gov.au

Please do share the good news by sharing this update on social media.

Thanks again, from the bottom of our hearts.

Bronwyn and Allan Pascoe


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